Choupo-Moting double holds wasteful Manchester United

by Steven Clarke September 10, 2017, 9:16
Choupo-Moting double holds wasteful Manchester United

Manchester United's ideal start to the season ended in a 2-2 draw at Stoke in the fourth round of the English Premier League on Saturday.

The Reds saw the 100 per cent winning start to the Premier League season come to an end as Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku cancelled out goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for the Potters.

Cameroon worldwide Choupo-Moting opened the scoring for the host before drawing his side back level after Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford had struck for the visitors.

N'Golo Kante scored against his former club soon after halftime to extend Chelsea's lead after Alvaro Morata claimed his third goal in four league games since moving from Real Madrid.

The Belgium worldwide has enjoyed a strong start to his United career following his reported £75million move from Everton, scoring three times in as many Premier League appearances.

The Belgium global has made a flying start to his career at Old Trafford with four goals in his first four competitive games, and ahead of a tricky Premier League trip to Stoke on Saturday and the start of the Champions League next week, he says he can handle the responsibility of being the club's main goal scorer. The team Manchester United has four wins and one loss in the last five matches.

After featuring heavily in Stoke's first few league outings of the 2017/18 season, Choupo-Moting opened his account for Stoke after arriving this summer in the 43rd minute when he slid ahead of Antonio Valencia to finish off a fine move.

But in an interview with the Premier League Show on BBC2, Lukaku spoke of Mourinho's warmth off the pitch and his admiration for the Portuguese boss.

After a quiet spell in the half, Stoke took the lead as Mame Biram Diouf whipped the ball into the box, where Choupo-Moting was on hand to slot home.

Jose Mourinho: "Stoke are a hard opponent to play".

But Martial has also been in good form, and the Frenchman is perceived by many to have a greater threat when through on goal. I didn't think there were any issues.

A 5-0 loss at Manchester City handed Juergen Klopp his biggest loss in two years managing Liverpool. The champions have been on the up since then, and a third successive victory was secured with a 2-1 victory over Leicester. It will be especially disappointing for Mourinho, considering his team had not conceded once in their opening three games of the season.

Promoted Brighton, back in the top tier for the first time since 1983, achieved their first win, by 3-1, at home to West Bromwich Albion.


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